One crisis of faith was a loss of faith in himself. This is evident when Elie is put in a concentration camp. He was yelled at by a prisoner that was in charge which is called a Kapo. He commanded Elie and Elie blindly nodded to his commands. Elie was later disappointed in himself, because he didn’t think for himself.
Night first documents loss of faith due to tragic experiences when Elie thinks, “For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify his name? the almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent.
The adversities at Auschwitz and Buchenwald caused Elie to lose faith in God. Before being transported into Auschwitz, Elie was a boy who deeply believed in God and had absolute faith in God. Elie 's first seeds of doubt in God came when he was transported into the camp and separated from his mother and sister. The other prisoners began reciting the Kaddish, but Elie got agitated when they gave thanks to God, “For the first time, I felt anger rising within me.
After going through so much, many people do not have the same mindset as they did before. Being tortured and watching others being tortured changes a person’s life, especially Elie’s, his father’s, Moshe the Beadle’s, and Rabbi Eliahou’s. Elie Wiesel, the author of Night, shares his own experience of going through a concentration camp, and it is clear that many things in his life changed
Where one can’t begin to comprehend the reason why someone of such cruelty can choose whether someone shall live or die. To be chosen to work in the camps seems to be reassuring to Wiesel, and the other Jews. They may be tortured in many ways, however it
Elie Wiesel is the protagonist in the book, “Night.” Throughout the book, Elie’s mentality and physical condition are constantly changing because of the horror thrust upon him at the concentration camps. For example, his views on religion change and he suddenly begins to question God and the concepts of religion itself (Wiesel 31). Elie Wiesel describes his father as a “cultured man, rather unsentimental. He rarely displayed his feelings, not even with family, and was more involved with the welfare of others than with that of his own kin” (Wiesel 4).
“For the first time, I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify His name? The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent. What was there to thank Him for?” (Wiesel, 33) “The student of Talmud, the child I was, had been consumed by the flames.”
The Almighty, the eternal and terrible Master of the Universe, chose to be silent. What was there to thank Him for?” (Wiesel 33). The quote buttresses how Ellie was angry with God and even beginning to doubt
Elie Wiesel states “ I felt like giving up.” showing his major internal conflict (wiesel 99) showing his major internal conflict. Elie went through many difficult times during the Holocaust. And many times he felt like giving up and dying, to which his father always gave him the inspiration to keep going. At the same time, the external conflicts are similar to.
Oppression shapes the oppressed to have a loss of hope. Throughout life, people go through hardships that shape them to think a certain way. Usually, when people go through hard times, they think negatively about life, and they feel as if nothing will get better. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel was a jew during the holocaust. When in the concentration camps he lost confidence in himself, he began to lose hope, he writes, “It was my turn.
When everyone in camp was crying and asking where God was as they all watched the boy struggle to cling on to life, Elie had thought to himself that God was there “hanging…from [the] gallows”, symbolizing his loss of faith in God. From then on, as Rosh Hashanah passed, Elie felt intense hatred for God as He did nothing to help the thousands of people suffering and being murdered. Elie refused to sanctify God’s name because of the immense pain He was causing, and felt angry that others in the camp continued to worship Him. Elie felt “terribly alone in a world without God, without man” and “without love or mercy”. As everyone prayed, Elie felt like “an observer [and] a stranger” because he had disconnected from God, and as he defiantly continued to eat instead of fasting for Yom Kippur, Elie “felt a great void opening” inside him as his last bit of trust in God faded.
In the book Night, Elie Wiesel describes his struggles as a Jew in a concentration camp using a depressing and serious tone, meant to reflect the horrific conditions the Jews were forced to face and the theme that adversity can cause a loss in faith. From the time Elie first arrived at the camp and heard everyone saying prayers, to when the young pipel was hung, and even when the Jews had to make the long, arduous, trek to the other camp, the reader could see his faith dwindling as he continued to question where his God was and why he wasn’t helping the Jews. Not only was a lack of faith evident in Elie himself, but the other Jews around him, even the priests, were having trouble believing in their God. Elie’s disheartened and somber tone
His father whispers, “May his name be celebrated and sanctified.” Elie then thinks, “For the first time I felt anger rising within me. Why should I sanctify his name? The Almighty, the eternal and terrible master of the universe, chose to be silent. What was there to thank him for” (Wiesel 33)?
The conditions he was put through made him live and feel less like a human being, thus his will to survive began to shrivel away. Another author with similar experiences, Viktor Frankl, wrote about how “the human being is completely and unavoidably influenced by his surroundings…. The way in which a man accepts his fate and all the suffering it entails gives him an opportunity to give a deeper meaning to his life” (Frankl 1). Ellie had accepted his fate to be doomed, no longer finding any meaning to his life therefore crushing his remaining faith. In addition, Ellie had lived a very religious life before the Holocaust, praying at the synagogue every day and wanting to learn the Kabbalah.
My eyes were open and I was alone – terribly alone in a world without God and without man.” (Wiesel 65). Through Wiesel’s experience, he questioned the existence of God on the world’s humanity, also everyone can feel the way as Wiesel, and they may also question why God didn’t help the prisoners and how he could witness such tragedies and did nothing. No one will ever know except God himself.